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California growers impose energy surcharge

Faced with the highest power costs in its history, California Fresh Tomato Grower Exchange members announced an energy surcharge on all sales. The edict took...

Zespri: profitable first year

Zespri, the New Zealand kiwi fruit marketer finished its first financial year as a grower-shareholder owned company in "reasonable shape", according to executive chairman, Doug...

Organic market to reach £1bn within 2 years

The booming organic food sector is on course to hit annual sales of £1bn in the UK within a couple of years, reports the Independent...

ConAgra reassesses financial figures

ConAgra, the US agribusiness and food products group, said it would have to restate its figures because of accounting irregularities which are being probed by...

Avebe's long-term plan for French starch plant

The Dutch starch producer AVEBE intends to increase its investments at its French factory in Haussimont. As part of an annual investment programme running until...

Asian American population a potential for the food industry

According to Promar International, a research and marketing company, food and beverage manufacturers should be actively courting the growing Asian American population. "This group is...

Nutrinova fighting against infringement of its patent

Nutrinova has begun proceedings against the Chinese manufacturer Zhangjiagang Hope Chemicals Co. Ltd. and against the Dutch trading company Arnold Suhr International BV in London's...

Carlsberg clear to purchase Danish Coca-Cola activities

Carlsberg Breweries, the Danish beer company, announced on May 23rd that its takeover of Coca-Cola Tapperierne A/S, the Danish Coca-Cola operation, has been cleared by...

Internet food sites eFS Network, Maverick to merge

Two American start-up foodservice industry Internet sites, eFS Network and Maverick Xchange, announced on May 22nd they will merge to form a business-to-business network designed...

Americans quench thirst with water

A staggering 63 per cent of Americans will choose to drink bottled water this summer, according to a recently published survey for the International Bottled...

Avebe's joint venture in Brazil

Avebe, the Dutch starch producer, will join Pilao Quimica Ltda concern, the Brazilian producer of tapioca-based starch and derivatives, in a joint venture. As...

U.S. Consumers not sure about GM foods

BIGresearch, an American research company, just released findings about US consumers and genetically modified products. In a study conducted in April 2001 on 5,638...

Balchem Ingredients expands health portfolio

Microencapsulated ingredients specialists Balchem Corporation announced on Tuesday that its subsidiary BCP Ingredients, Inc. has entered into an agreement for the purchase of certain assets...

Australia securing the future of its food industry

The food industry is Australia's largest secondary industry and of particular importance in regional Australia, reports Industry Search News. "The funding will help to secure...

US food industry encourages lift in trade barriers

The US food industry body, the Grocery Manufacturers of America, this week showed its strong support for the International Trade Commission's (ITC) efforts to give...

US 1Q e-commerce sales drop by 20 per cent

US e-commerce sales for the first quarter of 2001 are estimated to have hit $6.994 billion, an increase of 33.5 per cent from the same...

Gourmet coffee sales up 9 per cent

Coffee retailer Starbucks Corp. announced on Saturday that the coffee shop revolution in the U.S. had halted a downtrend in coffee consumption and raised quality...

Cola buys into functional beverages

US soft drinks giant Coca-Cola Co. is entering the growing market for functional beverage products containing dietary supplement ingredients such as ginkgo biloba, ginseng and...

Cargill buys stake in Purina

Cargill, the US agribusiness group, disclosed in formal filings that it had acquired a 5.3 per cent stake in Purina Mills. Purina Mills, formerly part...

Earthrise Nutritionals awarded GMP certification

Earthrise Nutritionals, the American company providing dietary supplements, received the Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) certification from the Natural Nutritional Foods Association. "For more than 20...

US enzyme market to diversify

New applications for enzymes should increase revenues, according to a market report released this week. According to market research company Frost & Sullivan the US...

Spanish Carrefour profits up 5 per cent

Carrefour España, the Spanish unit of French supermarketgiant Carrefour, has posted first-quarter net profit of Euro5.7m, up 5 per cent compared to last year's Euro33.9m....

New Zealand organic exports grow by 50 per cent

Organic agricultural exports in New Zealand are expected to total around NZ$ 64 million (US$ 26.9 million) this year, according to a new report on...

Report criticises French handling of mad cow crisis

A report on the handling of risk factors in the outbreak of mad cow disease criticices France's Agriculture Ministry for dragging its feet in forbidding...

Snow Brand to cut 1,000 jobs

Due to a sharp decline in sales after a massive outbreak of food-poisoning last summer, Snow Brand Milk Products Co., a major Japanese dairy product...

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